I was a little bummed over the Christmas holidays because I wasn’t going to see any of my family outside of Smoochy and Lovegirl. Don’t get me wrong, I love my in-laws, but there’s nothing like clowning and reminiscing with the folks that know you best.
My parents decided to drive to Houston to visit my brother and wanted me to drive over on Friday the 26th. As much as I love them and wanted to see them, I just couldn’t do it. Nothing in me thought that driving to Houston on Friday to be back on Sunday and at work on Monday sounded good.
Guess who showed up on my doorstep Monday evening? My mom and dad! I was so stoked and Lovegirl was beyond excited! I have never seen a 4 year old come that close to passing out from sheer excitement. We stayed up until 2 laughing and talking – and anyone who knows me knows that is a miracle, I’m usually in the bed by . . . 8:05. I went to work Tuesday while my girl got to hang out with her grandparents for the entire day. We chilled last night, and they’re on the road again this morning going back to Cali, Cali, Cali . . .
I love my family. I love my parents. I love my brothers. One of my regrets is that we don’t live nearer each other and see each other more often. When I saw my kid and my parents coming out of the store last night, holding hands and playing “swing!” I almost cried. I truly hate that she won’t be physically closer to her grandparents as she grows up. Only strengthens my resolve to hit the road and see them more than I have in the recent past.
And they bought me a new computer. I didn’t ask them for one, and was actually saving my little pennies and Christmas gift cards to buy a mini. Well, they blessed me by buying us a desktop. I hope that I can be as much of a blessing to Lovegirl as my parents are to my brothers and I. They raised us to be independent and self-sufficient – and for the most part we are. But they sure know when to give a little extra and it is always, always appreciated.
On mothers: Proverbs 31:28-29
“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
On fathers: Proverbs 20:7
“The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.”